Circa 1850 Belgian Bluestone Trough

$1,500.00

Circa 1850 Belgian Bluestone Trough

$1,500.00

Description

Stone troughs have been used to water livestock in rural Europe for many centuries so it’s often difficult to date them. However, it is known that they were replaced by cast iron models in the mid-19th century, placing the creation of this Belgian bluestone trough before then, circa 1850. Hand-carved from one piece, the gray-colored stone has rust brown striations along the edges of the basin. The interior wall has a series of diagonal score marks, giving the stone added texture. Today, most people use stone troughs as outdoor planters, but they can also be used as basins when paired with a spouted fountain element. It could also be used as a farmhouse style sink, although a drainage hole would need to be cut.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor scratches and discoloration. Acceptable losses to the exterior of the trough. Stone is a natural material that can become darker or lighter from the elements.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Belgium

Age

Circa 1850

Dimensions

H - 9, W - 27, D - 18 1/8

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Description

Stone troughs have been used to water livestock in rural Europe for many centuries so it’s often difficult to date them. However, it is known that they were replaced by cast iron models in the mid-19th century, placing the creation of this Belgian bluestone trough before then, circa 1850. Hand-carved from one piece, the gray-colored stone has rust brown striations along the edges of the basin. The interior wall has a series of diagonal score marks, giving the stone added texture. Today, most people use stone troughs as outdoor planters, but they can also be used as basins when paired with a spouted fountain element. It could also be used as a farmhouse style sink, although a drainage hole would need to be cut.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor scratches and discoloration. Acceptable losses to the exterior of the trough. Stone is a natural material that can become darker or lighter from the elements.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Belgium

Age

Circa 1850

Dimensions

H - 9, W - 27, D - 18 1/8

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